The conversation we've been having about Wall Street in this country for the past decade has become so utterly hyperbolic, supercharged, entrenched, and polemic that if you're like most people, amid all the outrage you've totally lost the thread of the discussion. Maybe you think the whole system is rotten to the core. Maybe you think, sure, there's greed, excess, and bad behavior on Wall Street, with nary a consequence for those responsible, but is the right answer to these problems to break up the big banks? Maybe that's about when you just checked out.
- From Why Wall Street Matters by William D. Cohan